I love it that everything runs smoothly in Hong Kong. After the hardship of going up, going down the mountain could only get better with well-paved trails and signs. The descent also got me closer to looking at the Big Buddha or the Tian Tian Buddha which I only got to admire from the postcards and pictures in the past.
This pic even got me closer to the Buddha, but did not take anymore the flight of 268 steps. After the descent, I sort of magically landed in a park where the rest of the tourist civilization was 🙂
In the park, there was a way going to Wisdom Path which is distinguished by huge wooden columns of different sizes. They feature calligraphy work in Chinese characters.
More walking & photos on the way to Ngong Ping 360 and the cable car.
Finally, we arrived at the Ngong Ping 360 outpost. You get your cable car tickets here and begin the journey. Tickets cost HKD$94 per person for a single journey in the standard cabin and $135 for round trip. The crystal cabin with a glass bottom costs more at HKD$149 for a single journey and $213 for round trip. Wouldn’t really recommend paying more for the crystal cabin since the view all around is scenic already.
My favorite was the view of Hong Kong International Airport where I saw planes take off and land.
Otherwise, there’s also the view of the mountains, the great body of water called the South China Sea and the Tian Tian Buddha.
The whole cable car ride spanned 5.7 kilometers and lasted only 25 minutes. But it was certainly a welcome relief for someone who’s just been up a mountain. Before we knew it, we were at the Tung Chung station catching the MTR train back to where we started.